In front of the curve @ your library

You know you work with a lot of people who are on the front side of the computer-knowledge bell curve when your instructions consistently sound like this:

"Click 'ok'...with the mouse."


Behind the curve @ your library

I love it when people ask for really technical, highly specific, academic or scientific material. (Not.) We never have it, and they just cannot fathom why. Tonight two guys asked me if we had any books on "experimental gopeds" or "just 'experimental'" or, failing that, "power boards" (which are apparently motorized skateboards. No, no, and no. I told them, "yah, well, we're not very cutting edge." They looked at me in disbelief, wondering how on earth could we NOT have books on such important topics.

In order to try to defend the system, I looked on Amazon. They don't have any books on power boards, either as far as I could tell. People don't seem to understand that it often takes awhile for books to even be published on most new technology and fads. It takes even longer for our library at least to wake up and smell the coffee, before running out to catch the train that left the station a long time ago.

OK, enough with the terrible mixed metaphors. Ugh. I'm embarrassing myself.

(Now that I think about it, we proably would have something on "experimental" if I had only been able to figure out what the heck they meant. But seriously. Have you ever tried to achieve meaningful communication with someone who requests books on "just experimental"? It's not easy.)


boredom @ your library

I have not updated in forever. It is not for lack of stuff going on, though. December was such a crazy month I couldn't even figure out where to start writing. Maybe this month I will get inspired to tell stories again. I have a lot of catching up to do!

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